Aluminium found in food, cosmetics and medicines could be poisoning our brains and causing Alzheimer’s disease, a professor has claimed.
Aluminium builds up in the brain, eventually causing contamination that may cause Alzheimer’s disease, Professor Christopher Exley, of Keele University has argued.
The metal compound is found in most processed foods, tea, wine, fizzy drinks, cosmetics and drugs like aspirin. He said the very fact that studies have revealed aluminium deposits in the brain should serve as a warning that we are being contaminated.
He said: ‘The presence of aluminium in the human brain should be a red flag alerting us all to the potential dangers of the aluminium age. We are all accumulating a known neurotoxin in our brain from our conception to our death. Why do we treat this inevitability with almost total complacency?’
His latest report builds on his previous work, in which he suggested there was a link between the aluminium found in deodorants and cancer.
Aluminium is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust, and is naturally found in food because plants absorb it from water and the soil. While 50 years ago we may have ingested small amounts of aluminium from vegetables and the pots they were cooked in, today it is added to almost everything we consume.
Source - Daily Mail